Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What's New at Our Downtown Campus?

A couple of months ago, we gave an overview of our Children's Ministry programming on our three campuses.  In the 11 weeks since we launched Children's Ministry programming at our Downtown campus (nursery - 5K), we have planned and executed some significant changes.
  1. We opened two new preschool classes in July.  Typically, our attendance is lower during the summer months, but it has remained fairly consistent on this campus (averaged more than 70 children, not counting two holiday weekends).  Even though families have been traveling, we have also had about 4 new families every Sunday, and many of these new families have been returning.
  2. To speed up the check-in process, we added a self-check-in kiosk, while also removing a large desk that impeded flow.  Within the next couple of weeks, we will add another self-check-in kiosk.
  3. Up until this past weekend, we only had families check-in their children, without having to check them out.  This allowed many new families the opportunity to become accustomed to our computerized system.  But with a growing ministry, we are now requiring children to be checked-in and out (read more here).  In both situations, a slip will print along with the child's name tag.  A check-in slip must be obtained before a child is brought to his small group, and a check-out slip is required for a parent to pick up their child(ren).  
  4. In just a couple weeks, on Promotion Sunday (August 15), we will launch our Camp Grace (1st - 4th grade) programming (see our website for more info).  There is much work going on to get the basement ready, and to get volunteers up to speed.  We're excited for this next step on this campus!  (Just for information sakes, we had about 90 nursery- and preschool-age children, along with over 20 1st-4th graders, registered for this fall on the Downtown campus.)
Any questions or comments about our Children's ministry at our Downtown campus?

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